Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්රී ලංකා Śrī Laṃkā; Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in southern Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea. It is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. The legislative capital, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, is a suburb of the commercial capital and largest city, Colombo.
Measures of Freedom
2014: 6.10, Rank: 130, Personal Freedom: 5.68, Economic Freedom: 6.52, Democracy Index: 5.71
2014: 6.52, Rank: 111
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 55, Political Rights: 4, Civil Liberties: 4
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